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Halloween Launch 2018

BOO! Halloween is ‘creeping’ up on us, and we’ve got some spook-tacular chocolate treats (no tricks here) that are perfect for trick-or-treaters, or for your halloween party; either way, there is something for everyone! Our halloween range includes chocolate lollies, chocolate witches hats, and even a box of frogs (not real ones of course). Suitable for both children and adults, our chocolate treats are all made with sustainably sourced cocoa and natural ingredients (so perhaps they aren’t so spooky after all)!

As we are on the topic of halloween; we began to wonder what people tend to do as halloween tradition. The word ‘halloween’ has been around since the 1700’s; and the celebrations have changed over time. There are many things that have come to be traditions over time, including the five listed below.

 

5 Halloween Traditions

  1. Jack-O-Lanterns

Traditionally, pumpkins have been used over the years as lanterns, by carving out facing and removing the flesh to put a candle inside. It is said that the lanterns were originally used to scare off evil spirits – spooky!

  1. Trick-or-treating

It is believed that many people used to put food outside of their houses to placate ghosts and gouls; and as a result of this, people then started to dress up as wicked creatures so that they could, in fact, also receive food. The way that people do this differs in different regions of the world.

  1. Bobbing Apples

You may well have been to a halloween party at some point in your life; and you will most likely have bobbed a few apples whilst you were there! This actually came from a Roman festival that celebrated the Goddess of agriculture and abundance – the game would supposedly show the future of the relationships for the men.

  1. Bats

Bats are widley used as a symbol for halloween; the reason being that it was believed that if a bat circled someones house 3 times or over, then someone in the house would soon pass away. If a bat flew into your house on halloween, it was thought that your house was haunted; so we best keep one eye open!

  1. Black & Orange

Orange & Black are the colours that we associate halloween with; and there is reason behind this. Black was of course, seen as a symbol of death; and orange related to the colour of the leaves and crops as they changed colour during this season.

About Lisa Bone

Design & Marketing Associate for Choc affair. I am 22 years old and live in the beautiful city that is York! I love baking and creating new recipes for the Cocoa Corner. My favourite chocolate just has to be the Peach & Raspberry White Chocolate - it's sweet with a hint of fruitiness, and puts me in the mood for summer!